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X-Men anime US TV premiere on G4 this October

Posted in anime, Television with tags , , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by Pirate

The third Marvel anime TV series, X-Men, now has a US airdate. It will begin airing on the G4 Channel on October 21, at 11:00 PM ET. The anime will be the third Marvel anime to have aired on G4. In 2010 in Japan, Marvel and Madhouse teamed up to create four various Marvel anime, all of which were licensed in North America by Marvel Entertainment, and were set to air on G4. G4 is currently airing the first two Marvel anime, Iron Man and Wolverine, and are set to air the fourth, Blade, this winter.

The series is the fourth X-Men animated series, after X-Men: TAS, X-Men: Evolution, and Wolverine & the X-Men. In this show, after a member dies, the team disbands, only to be brought back together in order to find a missing girl in Japan.

The anime aired in Japan from April to June 2011 on Animax with 12 episodes. It was directed by Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai, Basilisk) and animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Cardcaptor Sakura). In the dub, the protagonist, Cyclops, will be voiced by Scott Porter (Rex Racer in the Speed Racer film). He previously voiced Cyclops in the Wolverine anime.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

VizAnime now streaming Neuro

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2011 by Pirate

Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro, or as Viz is naming it, Neuro, is now streaming on their anime website, VizAnime, for free, subbed. The first five episode are currently up, with new episodes every week. Neuro is a fantasy/supernatural Shonen Jump anime. The anime is licensed by Viz Media.

The anime is based on a manga series of the same name by Yusei Matsui, which ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2005 to 2009 with 23 volumes. The manga is currently unlicensed in North America as of early 2011.

The anime adaption ran in Japan from October 2007 to March 2008 with 25 episodes on NTV. The anime was animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Black Lagoon, Birdy the Mighty, Kiba) and was directed by Hiroshi Koujina (Kiba, Grenadier). Some video games were also made.

So: Will you watch Neuro?

Marvel confirms X-Men and Blade anime series

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by Pirate

Yup. I’ll probably watch these. Both anime series will air in Japan in 2011, and will air in America on the G4 channel, along with the Wolverine and Iron Man anime around the spring. Like Iron Man and Wolverine, X-Men and Blade will be animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Cardcaptor Sakura). Both anime are based on characters from Marvel Comics.

News from Marvel’s website.

Anime that should air on Nicktoons/Nickelodian

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by Pirate

With Nicktoons having aired most of the Friexa arc of Dragon Ball Kai, I think that Nick should consider airing more FUNimation anime. It couldn’t hurt, and might even help ratings more, I think. The list of anime that I think Nick should consider are:

Dragon Ball Z (Buu arc) Well, because  if the rumors are true, and Kai ends after Cell arc, then Nick should air the final arc of DBZ, so that the kids watching have more closure and get to see the awesome Buu. Besides, I doubt the ratings would drop, since most of the people watching wouldn’t stop watching. If anyting, it would attract fans of the original anime.

Dragon Ball GT This would be the natural follow-up to DBZ Kai and DBZ. It makes sense. All the kids who watched DBZ would keep watching this because they don’t know any better, so I doubt ratings would drop. I’m just not sure how kids would react to the more “Adventure” themes at the beginning. Still, it would be a worthy addition to the Nicktoons action-lineup.

One Piece Well, if kids like the action/comedy/adventure of Dragon Ball Z/GT, then One Piece is similar enough that the marketing could attract potencial viewers, not to mention it has a very large fan-base, and that it has enough episodes to last a loooong time on the network. Besides, I doubt filler would bother kids since kids didn’t mind the filler from Naruto when it aired on Toonami.

8th Naruto anime film to open in Japanese theatres summer 2011.

Posted in anime, Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by Pirate

Well, that was fast. TOHO announced that the eighth Naruto anime film, based on the ongoing manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, will open in Japan next summer. This will be the 8th Naruto film, and the fifth Shippuden film. The 7th Naruto film had opened in Japan this spring.

In North America, Viz Media hold the rights to the Naruto manga, anime, and films. Viz released the fourth Naruto film early this year, and is expected to release the fifth film next spring. For the 8th film, voice actress Junko Takeuchi will return as the voice of protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. This film has no title yet.

Info from Anime News Network

FUNimation to re-release YuYu Hakusho on Blu-Ray in 2011.

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by Pirate

Yes, you heard right. After almost a decade, one of FUNi’s first anime series will be getting a Blu-Ray release in season box sets. The first set will be released on March 2011, according to Right Stuf. About time, I say. I may have to finally buy the anime, since I really enjoyed the manga.

Yu Yu Hakusho is based on a manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter, Level E) and was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1994 and made 19 volumes, which Viz Media published under their Shonen Jump line-up. To this day, YuYu Hakusho remains known as one of the best Shonen Jump manga around.

The anime series ran from 1992 to 1995, and made 112 episodes. The series was animated by Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Bleach) and directed by Noriyuki Abe (Bleach, Flame of Recca). The anime, which was very popular, spawned two OVA from 1994 to 1996, and two films. The first was released in 1993, and the second in 1994. FUNimation has licensed the anime series, but the films were licensed by another company.

The series has also gotten novels, video games, CD’s, and art books.

List of anime streaming at ANN V.2 (K-O)

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by Pirate

Okay, time for the third list of every single anime streaming at Anime News Network, both subbed and dubbed.

Kaasan – Mom’s Life (subbed) 72 episodes. Ongoing. Licensed by ???

Kannagi (subbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by Bandai.

Kaze no Stigma (Subbed and dubbed) All 24 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Kekkaishi (subbed) Random 26 episodes out of 52. Licensed by Viz Media.

Kurau: Phantom Memory (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 24. Licensed by FUNimation.

Kurokami The Animation (dubbed) All 23 episodes. Licensed by Bandai.

La Corda D’Oro ~primo passo~ (subbed) All 25 episodes. Licensed by ???

Last Exile (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Legend of the Legendary Heroes (subbed) First 9 episodes. Ongoing. Licensed by FUNimation.

Linebarrels of Iron (Subbed and dubbed) All 24 episodes subbed, first 2 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

M.D. Geist (dubbed) Both OVA’s. Licensed by ADV Films.

Mezzo DSA (Subbed and dubbed) All 13 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Moeyo Ken (Subbed and dubbed) All 4 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ???

Monster (dubbed) First 70 episodes out of 74. Licensed by Viz Media.

Moonphase (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Mr. Stain on Junk Alley (dubbed) All 14 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Murder Princess (subbed) All 6 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Mushi-shi (dubbed) First ten episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

My Beautiful Girl Mari (Subbed and dubbed) Complete movie. Licensed by ADV Films.

The Mysterious Cities of Gold (dubbed) All 39 episodes. Licensed by Fabulous Films.

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Nabari no Ou (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

NANA (subbed) All 47 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media.

Nanaka 6/17 (Subbed and dubbed) All 13 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Naruto (subbed) All 220 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media.

Naruto Shippuden (subbed) First 178 episodes. Ongoing. Licensed by Viz Media.

Natsu no Arashi (subbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by ???

Natsume Yujincho (subbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by ???

Negima! OVAs (subbed) Both OVAs. Licensed by FUNimation.

Negima!? (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Neo Angelique Abyss (subbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by ???

Neo Angelique Abyss – Second Stage (subbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by ???

Nobody’s Boy Remi (subbed) All 51 episodes. Licensed by ???

Now and Then, Here and There (dubbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by Manga Entertainment.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (subbed) First 12 episodes. Ongoing. Licensed by Viz Media.

Nurse Witch Komugi (Subbed and dubbed) All 6 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Oh! Edo Rocket (subbed) Random 25 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Okamisan (subbed) First 10 episodes out of 12. Licensed by FUNimation.

One Piece (subbed) Random 230 episodes. Ongoing. Licensed by FUNimation.

Ouran High School Host Club (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Well, thats it. The next list should be up soon.

List of anime streaming at ANN V.2 (F-J)

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2010 by Pirate

Okay, time for part two of the huge list of all anime (subbed and dubbed) streaming at Anime News Network. This time F-J. Okay. Let’s get started!

Fairy Musketeers (subbed) All 39 episodes. Licensed by ??

Fist of the North Star (subbed) 152 episodes. Licensed by ??

Fist of the North Star 2 (subbed) Random 42 episodes out of 43. Licensed by ??

Fruits Basket (dubbed) Random 23 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (Subbed and dubbed) All 13 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (subbed) All 64 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Gad Guard (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Galaxy Express 999 (subbed) All 113 episodes. Licensed by ??

Galaxy Railways (dubbed) Random 22 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Gankutsuou – The Count of Monte Cristo (Subbed and dubbed) All 24 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Ghost Hunt (subbed) All 25 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Ghost Stories (Subbed and dubbed) All 20 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Gintama (subbed) All 201 episodes. Licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

Girls Bravo (dubbed) First 10 episodes out of 24. Licensed by FUNimation.

Glass Feet (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Glass Mask (subbed) All 51 episodes. Licensed by ??

Grrl Power (Subbed and dubbed) All 1 episode both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Gun Frontier (dubbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by ??

Gundam 00 (subbed) First 9 episodes out of 25. Licensed by Bandai.

Gunslinger Girl (subbed and dubbed) All 13 episodes subbed, first 2 dubbed. Licensed byFUNimation.

Gurren Lagann (dubbed) All 27 episodes. Licensed by Bandai.

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Hayate the Combat Butler 2nd Season (subbed) All 25 episodes. Licensed by ??

Heat Guy J (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Hero Tales (subbed) First 22 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Heroic Age (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Hikaru no Go (subbed) All 75 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media.

Honey and Clover (subbed) Random 24 episodes out of 26. Licensed by Viz Media.

House of Five Leaves (subbed) All 12 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

I”s (dubbed) All 6 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media.

Ikki Tousen (dubbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by ??

InuYasha (subbed) All 167 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media.

InuYasha: The Final Act (subbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media.

Jinki: Extend (dubbed) First 2 episodes out of 12. Licensed by FUNimation.

Jyu-Oh-Sei (Subbed and dubbed) All 11 episodes subbed, first 2 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Well, thats it for today. I’ll have the next batch up soon.

List of anime streaming at ANN V.2 (A-E)

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by Pirate

Hi guys. It’s about time to update the big list of all the anime streaming at Anime News Network. In this post, I’ll list all the anime A-E. BTW, all the anime are completely free! Well, here we go!

009-1 (dubbed) First 2 episodes out of 13. Licensed by FUNimation.

Afro Samurai (dubbed) All five episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 24. Licensed by FUNimation.

Air Gear (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 25. Licensed by FUNimation.

Aquarion (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, random 25 dubbed) Licensed by FUNimation.

Area 88 (OVA) (Subbed and dubbed) All two episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films

Area 88 (Subbed and dubbed) All 12 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Astro Boy (dubbed) Random 49 episodes out of 52. Licensed by Manga Entertainment.

Babel II: Beyond Infinity (dubbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by ??

Baccano! (Subbed and dubbed) All 16 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Baldr Force EXE (subbed) All 4 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Bamboo Blade (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Best Student Council (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Big Windup! (Dubbed) First seven episodes out of 25. Licensed by FUNimation.

Birdy the Mighty: DECODE (subbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Black Blood Brothers (Subbed and dubbed) All 12 episodes subbed, first 2 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Black Butler (dubbed) First 13 episodes out of 24. Licensed by FUNimation.

Black Butler II (subbed) First 10 episodes out of 12. Licensed by FUNimation.

Blassreiter (Subbed and dubbed) All 24 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Bleach (subbed) 161 episodes, ongoing. Licensed by Viz Media.

Blessing of the Campanella (subbed) 8 episodes, ongoing. Licensed by FUNimation.

Burst Angel (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 24. Licensed by FUNimation.

Buso Renkin (subbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media

Captain Harlock (subbed) All 42 episodes. Licensed by ??

Casshern Sins (subbed) All 24 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Chance Pop Session (Subbed and dubbed) All 13 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ADV Films.

Claymore (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Code Geass (Subbed and dubbed) All 25 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by Bandai.

Coyote Ragtime Show (dubbed) First two episodes out of 12. Licensed by FUNimation.

Cross Game (subbed) First 21 episodes out of 50. Licensed by Viz Media.

D.Gray Man (Subbed and dubbed) First 26 out of 103 subbed, first 2 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Dance in the Vampire Bund (subbed) All 12 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Dear Boys (Hoop Days) (subbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by ??

Death Note (subbed) All 37 episodes. Licensed by Viz Media.

Descendants of Darkness (dubbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by Manga Entertainment.

Desert Punk (Subbed and dubbed) All 24 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Devil May Cry (Subbed and dubbed) All 12 episodes subbed, first 2 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Digimon Adventure 02 (subbed) All 50 episodes. Licensed by ??

Dragonaut: The Resonance (Subbed and dubbed) All 25 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

El Cazador de la Bruja (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Ergo Proxy (dubbed) All 23 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Eureka Seven (Subbed and dubbed) All 50 episodes both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by Bandai.

Eyeshield 21 (subbed) All 145 episodes. Licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

I’ll do the next phase of the list soon.

ANN now streaming Romeo X Juliet, Project Blue Earth SOS, and Moeyo Ken (OVA)

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2010 by Pirate

ANN, AKA Anime News Network, has added more anime series to their online streaming sites. ANN is streaming all 24 subbed episodes of Romeo X Juliet, and the first 4 dubed, all 6 dubbed episodes of Project Blue Earth SOS, and all subbed and dubbed 4 episodes of Moeyo Ken.

Romeo X Juliet is a historical romance anime based on the classic play by Shakespeare. Animated by Gonzo, it ran in Japan from April 2007 to September 2007. It also spawned a manga series by Reiko Yoshida, which began running in Monthly Asuka magazine in 2007, and is still going with over two volumes.

In North America, the anime is licensed by FUNimation. The manga was recently licensed by Yen Press.

Project Blue Earth SOS is a sci-fi anime series. It ran in Japan from July 2006, to December 2006. All the episodes were an hour. It was animated by A.C.G.T., whom also animated Koi Kaze.

In North America, it was licensed by ADV Films, but is now licensed by FUNimation.

Moeyo Ken is fantasy OVA based on the PC game. In Japan, it was released November 2003, and animated by Trinet Entertainment. Later on in 2005, it was remade into an anime series, which ran from July 2005 to September 2005 with 13 episodes, and was also animated by Trinet Entertainment.

In North America, the OVA is licensed by ADV, and the anime series is licensed by FUNimation. The PC game has yet to be licensed.

ANN is also now streaming more episodes of other anime:

One more subbed episode of Naruto Shippuden from Viz Media

Three more subbed episodes of One Piece from FUNimation

Two more dubbed episodes of Monster from Viz Media